In June, we gave notice that this year, because of the potential impact of Covid-19 virus on local authorities' ability to have prepared their draft statement of accounts by the end of May, this statutory requirement was suspended for the accounts for 2019/20.  Instead, a new date of 31 August 2020 was established.  Accordingly, the Council published its draft Statement of Accounts 2019/20 on Friday, 28 August 2020.

View the Draft Statement of Accounts 2019/20

As stated in the previous notice, the inspection period commenced on 1 September and this year will run until Monday, 12 October.

Any interested person may inspect relevant accounting records and make copies of all or any part of those records. As far as practicable, these records will made available electronically. If this is not possible, an inspection can be made at the Council offices at Knowle Green, Staines - for which an appointment should be made by contacting, or emailing, the Interim Chief Accountant on telephone 01784 444268 or g.miles@spelthorne.gov.uk

Local government electors and their representatives have the opportunity to question the Council's auditor and/or to make objection to the accounts until Monday, 12 October 2020.  Objections must be in writing and copied to the auditor and the Council.

The audit is being conducted by Leigh Lloyd-Thomas, BDO, 55 Baker Street, London W1U 7EU. Any correspondence should be emailed to satinder.jas@bdo.co.uk